PM Modi's Karnataka visit: During his visit to poll-bound Karnataka on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lambasted political parties that played a "game" over languages "without making any efforts" to support them. Hitting out at political parties, he said that alleged they did not want students from villages, poor and those from backward-class families to become doctors or engineers. The Prime Minister made these remarks after inaugurating the Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (SMSIMSR) in Chikkaballapura.
"I want to mention before you a challenge that is there before the medical profession; because of this challenge it was difficult for youth from villages, belonging to poor and backward classes to become doctors," Modi said. He further said that Kannada is a prosperous language and it is a language that increases the pride of the country.
"Earlier governments did not take steps towards teaching medical, engineering and technical education in Kannada too. These political parties did not want sons and daughters from villages, and poor and backward-class families to become doctors or engineers. While, our government which works for the welfare of the poor, has given an option of medical education in Indian languages including Kannada," he added.
PM Modi highlighted several health-related initiatives
The Prime Minister also highlighted various health-related initiatives taken by his government. The SMSIMSR that the Prime Minister inaugurated on Saturday is totally free-of-cost medical college and hospital at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli in Chikkaballapura district. The SMSIMSR has been established by Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence.
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Situated in a rural area and established with a vision of de-commercialising medical education and healthcare, SMSIMSR will provide medical education and quality medical care - completely free of cost - to all, an official release said. The institute will start functioning from the academic year 2023, it said.
Stating that he is frequently asked as to whether India can become a developed nation within such a short span, as he has set a target of 2047, Modi said, "they say there are so many challenges and so much of work that needs to be done.
(With PTI inputs)